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's faith-based groups to work together to try to stop the violence. >>> today the pentagon warned hundreds of thousands of civilian workers that they are likely to lose one day of week of work for the foreseeable future if the sequester takes effect, those furloughs would begin in april. jennifer johnson is on capitol hill with a story that affects a lot of people in our area. jennifer? >> that's right, jim. the clock is ticking the congress has just about -- just a bit over a week to come up with some kind of budget deal. if that does not happen, these cuts go into effect automatically, which will have a huge impact on the pentagon. the defense department will take the biggest hit if congress can't come up with a budget deal and the so-called sequester, $85 billion in across the board, automatic spending cuts goes into effect by law. >> i think we're going to have serious readiness effects. i don't know where we're going to get the money. these are legally binding requirements. >> panetta said the vast majority of the debt's 800,000 civilian workers will have to be furloughed one day a we
because the state is heavily dependent on defense jobs. >> i have the pentagon in my state, 25,000 defense contractors, it is bad for virginia. it is bad for the united states of america. every three to six months we have a cries that's brings us to the edge of financial collapse. mutual finger pointing and can't get anywhere. >> mcdonnell says sequestration could mean 200 thousand how jobs lost in virginia. over the next decade. >>> military families in our region are feeling stressed about the unknown. some could see pay cuts. for others it could mean furloughs. then there are deployment plans that could change. >> it calls into question their belief the nation is behind them. >> whether it is what services will be available for you on the installation is the child care center, taking your kids, will that still be open? is the commissary still going to be open? >> lot of questions. national military family association says the most stressful part, will are potentially thousands that could be impacted and nobody has any answers. >>> with just three days to go we hope you will stay with ne
training, cutbacks in operations, and layoffs of civilian pentagon employees plus civilian defense contractors. >> it's an idiotic management nightmare to try to run a complex sophisticated, long-term program when you have short-term, massive cuts. >> reporter: deep cuts also loom in social services. outgoing defense secretary panetta slammed democrats and republicans for their game of chicken. >> let's see how bad it can get in order to have the other party blink. >> reporter: some senate republicans today said push the deadline back seven months. but house speaker john boehner said in effect he will not blink. >> at some point, washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've watched them kick the can down the road for 22 years that i've been here. i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >> reporter: another obama/boehner battle. for now the dead line stands. 23 days and no deal yet. i'm steve handlesman. >>> floyd corkins is 28 years old. he entered his this morning and told the judge he intended to make a statement against gay rights opponents. he shot a security guard i
. >>> for the first time, the pentagon is considering scaling back on the massive buildup of drones. the military uses those unmanned aircraft to go after terror suspects. the controversy erupted last week with where targets could include suspected american terrorists overangels. leaders at the defense department are evaluating whether there's enough drones already patrolling the skies and they'll try to determine whether changing security threats call for different resources. >>> still ahead on "news4 at 6," tornadoes rip through the south. we'll take a tour from the sky to survey the damage. >>> police in delaware revealing a possible motive behind a shootout inside a courthouse today. >>> wouldn't it be awful to be stuck on a cruise ship with the toilets not work >>> distill aware's top prosecutor says a longstanding custody dispute led to a deadly shootout. police say a man walked into the lobby of the courthouse and opened fired. killed in the exchange, two women and the gunman himself. two officers were wounded, but are expected to be okay. at this time state police are not identifying the gunma
in brokering more of these kinds of deals. in green belt, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >>> today the pentagon announced the creation of a new medal that recognizes 21st century war fare. the distinguished war fare medal will be awarded to troops that launch drone strikes or direct cyberattacks. they assist during combat missions without ever setting foot in a combat zone. defense secretary panetta is expected to announce the new medal. it says it would recognize exception appear contributions made from afar. we're told that medal would be considered a bit higher ranking than the bronze star. >>> nbc news has learned that general john allen is expected to withdraw his name from consideration as the top commander of nato. military official say allen does not want to put his family through repeated discussions about jill kelly. kelly is the woman who claims to have received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell. that claim triggered the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. pentagon investigation cleared allen of any wrongdoing in that case. >>> today's ash
, the pentagon announced this afternoon lit notify congress tomorrow of its plan to furlough 700,000 civilian employees if no deal is reached. those furloughs would begin april 22. i'm jennifer johnson, news4. >>> our area's economy depends on thousands of federal workers. how our region could be hard by federal sequestration. >> it is a real threat to this area. ten days to the deadline and everyone wants to see what congress and obama will do. jim deneger of the regional board of trade says it does not look good here for thousands of federal workers and private firms with practical contracts in the washington region. >> now is not the time to panic as it relates to sequestration but it is growing in concern. it seems to be clear that congress is making no move to solve the sequestration issue. >> reporter: maryland public leaders banded together to sound the alarm. >> these are folks that will not be able to pay their mortgage, pay their rent, or teachers who won't get grants or housing vouchers that will go unfilled. >> people don't understand it they will need to understand that it is jus
. >> thanks, steve. >>> defense secretary panetta told congress today that the pentagon extorted a plan that would arm syrian rebels. those remarks came at a senate hearing into the attack on the u.s. mission. senator john mccain asked panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff about that plan for syria. >> how many more have to die before you recommend military action, and did you support the recommendation by the secretary of stays, then secretary clinton and then head of cia general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria. did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that? >> we did. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> that plan did not go forward. senator mccain later released a statement today. he urged president obama to take action to end the conflict in syria. >> chandra levy, that is the game in a brings up memories for many in our area. she's the washington intern who was murdered, whose body turned up in rock creek part in 2002, a year after her disappearance. today her convicted killer returned to the court for a hearing that could potentiall
of same-sex service members. the pentagon is not releasing details on which benefits would be included. there are limitations because federal law forbids the government from recognizing same-sex unions. the military is expected to announce more specifics later this week. >>> a 10-year-old is out of juvenile deengs after bringing a toy gun to school. douglas macarthur elementary in alexandria. the school administrators alerted the police after they learned he had showed the toy gun to another student on the bus yesterday. the boy has been suspended from school. could be expelled. >>> a father from northeast d.c. is making an emotional promise tonight to get his 6-year-old daughter back. her name is eriona. she has been missing since last week. she is thought to be with her mother and the man who is wanted by the police. jackie bensen with our report now with the latest on the search for that child. >> reporter: her pear is worn down from six days of constant worry and fear. her mother asked to take her to the grocery store. >> i said sure. i let her go. i haven't seen them since. >> rep
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